RELEASE
July 29, 2008
LABEL
Sony BMG
GENRES
Latin, Tejano, Rock en Español, Mexican Traditions

Album Review

Following the departure of lead vocalist Amaia Montero from La Oreja de Van Gogh, the internationally popular Spanish pop/rock band released its first greatest-hits collection, LOVG: Grandes Éxitos. During its 11 years together the band released four chart-topping albums -- Dile al Sol (1998), El Viaje de Copperpot (2000), Lo Que Te Conté Mientras Te Hacias la Dormida (2003), and Guapa (2006) -- and a very long list of singles, 17 of which were chart-topping hits. LOVG: Grandes Éxitos compiles 16 of these singles, drawing primarily from El Viaje de Copperpot (2000) and Lo Que Te Conté Mientras Te Hacias la Dormida (2003), the band's two best albums, for 11 of the 16 inclusions. Given the exceptionally high quality of material on La Oreja de Van Gogh's full-length albums, which spawned as many as eight singles apiece, a lot of great songs were overlooked here out of necessity. Fans of the band's most recent album, Guapa, may be particularly disappointed to note that only three of its songs were included, and the same goes for fans of the band's debut, Dile al Sol, which is only represented by two songs. LOVG: Grandes Éxitos is nonetheless an accurate representation of La Oreja de Van Gogh, including standout hits such as "El 28," "Cuídate," "La Playa," "Puedes Contar Conmigo," "Rosas," and "Muñeca de Trapo." While the band's albums are surely worthwhile listens in their own right, filled with songs nearly as appealing as those found here, anyone unfamiliar with La Oreja de Van Gogh will find LOVG: Grandes Éxitos an ideal introduction to one of the Spanish-language world's best pop/rock acts.
Jason Birchmeier, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Cuídatehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  2. Cuídatehttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  3. 20 de Enerohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  4. 20 de Enerohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  5. El 28http://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  6. 28http://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  7. Paríshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  8. Paríshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  9. La Playahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  10. Playahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  11. Muñeca de Trapohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  12. Muñeca de Trapohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  13. Puedes Contar Conmigohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  14. Puedes Contar Conmigohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  15. Rosashttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  16. Rosashttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  17. Dulce Locurahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  18. Dulce Locurahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  19. Cuéntame al Oídohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  20. Cuéntame al Oídohttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  21. Vestido Azulhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  22. Vestido Azulhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  23. Pophttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  24. Pophttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  25. Geografíahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  26. Geografíahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  27. Mariposahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  28. Mariposahttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  29. En Mi Lado del Sofáhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  30. En Mi Lado del Sofáhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  31. Soledad [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
  32. Soledad [*]http://itunes.apple.com/album/lovg-grandes-exitos/id283126673?uo=5&at=11l9vR
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